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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

International Students: Home


Welcome to E. H. Butler Library!

Performing scholarly research can seem like an overwhelming task. As a college student, the level of work that is expected from you requires that you learn how to locate, critically evaluate, and use information skillfully. As an international student it can be especially difficult to navigate academic life in America.

Libraries in the United States may work differently from libraries in your home country. The library's primary role is to provide free access to resources, including books, articles, and technology. E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State owns and subscribes to more than one million research materials. These materials are very different from information you might find for free on the Internet. Using library resources will help ensure that you are using reliable information, saving you time and improving your grades. 

Do you have questions about the library? Confused about your research assignment? The librarians and staff at E. H. Butler Library are here to help!

Research Help

If you need research help, stop at the Librarian Desk and ask a librarian. The library website lists other ways to contact a librarian, such as by e-mail, telephone, or individualized research appointments.

Computer Help

If you have issues with your account/login, Banner, Gmail, printing, or campus Wi-Fi, ask at the RITE Support Desk in Bulger 200.

Writing your Paper

If you need help writing or editing your paper, visit the Writing Center.

Borrowing Materials

If you have questions about borrowing books, overdue fines, or reserve materials, ask at the Circulation Desk.



Librarians are available to assist you with your research in person, via phone, e-mail, 24/7 chat, and through scheduled appointments.

Computing assistants answer questions about software, equipment loan, user accounts, e-mail, and related issues.

Writing Center professionals provide writing and composition help.

Circulation Desk staff is here to assist with borrowing books and reserve materials. Renew your books online via our convenient book renewal form.



Butler Library has more than 675,000 printed books, over 174,000 electronic books, and access to full-text articles from over 57,000 unique print and electronic journals. ALLsearch, found on the library's home page, provides a single search box to access the library’s collection of books, articles, and more. The library's Subject Guides are also a useful starting point for all types of research. Stop by the Reference Desk, located on the second floor for personal assistance with your academic research.

Can't find what you need? Interlibrary Loan allows students to borrow materials when Butler Library doesn’t own them.

Feeling lost in the library? Library maps can help you find your way around the building.



Borrow laptops, camcorders, digital cameras, and other items from Equipment Loan.

Computer labs house both PC and Macintosh computers, along with printers, photocopiers, and a scanner station. Wireless access is available throughout the building. StudyQuad is open 24/7 during the semester and offers quiet lab spaces, comfortable lounge areas, computers, and an assistive technology center.

Study Spaces

Study Spaces

There are many comfortable spaces for you to study throughout the library. Here are some favorites:

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